Square Book Limited

Certified B Corporation

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Certified Since

July 2022


Financial markets exchanges


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United Kingdom

SquareBook is the better way to raise equity capital. We're the world's first completely independent, conflict-free provider of auction technology for companies to raise equity capital: private raises, IPOs and follow-ons. Until now, high-growth companies have had one option for an IPO: the traditional book-building process. It's risky, expensive, manual and opaque. And it hasn't changed in decades. SquareBook is the alternative. By de-risking the process, offering an optimal way to price shares, and providing better investor selection, we can provide better outcomes for everyone involved in the IPO process. The SquareBook platform brings together investors with companies and their advisers in one place, and lets companies determine their own share price using a unique multi-round auction format. We provide a fairer, more transparent alternative to the outdated book-building process, fit for modern companies and modern markets. SquareBook exists because we believe in the efficient allocation of resources for the benefit of all society. In other words, we think money should be invested in worthwhile projects and businesses. And that it should reach them without getting lost or wasted along the way. SquareBook is the toolkit that makes that happen.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, Square Book Limited earned an overall score of 89.4. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
89.4 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 21.4

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement5.2
Ethics & Transparency6.1
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 34.3

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security12.7
Health, Wellness, & Safety5.7
Career Development5.4
Engagement & Satisfaction6.8

Community 23.5

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion6.1
Economic Impact9.6
Civic Engagement & Giving3.7
Supply Chain Management1.2

Environment 6.2

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management2.8
Air & Climate0.9
Land & Life2.5

Customers 3.9

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship3.9

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score89.4

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